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Dec 10, 2013 5:30am PST
that you heard an inspiring speech from the u.s. president, barack obama. sophie, thank you for joining us. you are a former correspondent in johannesburg and yourself had a chance to meet and interview nelson mandela several times. do you have a particular memory or something about him that strikes you the most? all at theuck us time was his extraordinary warmth. he clearly loved human company it was very striking. after 27 years in prison he had been deprived of the things that normal family life means to any political leader. when he remembers sitting under a tree in his garden for a press conference, that is the kind of thing he would do, sit on a chair with the press sitting on the grass around him. it was not dreamed up by some public relations specialist. he had a natural authority for leadership and he enjoyed the presidents of other people. i think that that came up, time and time again, we all had the real privilege, crosses warmth and enjoyment of company. for foreign company correspondents. he was having a lovely time telling stories about his childhood and how they
Dec 6, 2013 5:30am PST
honor mandela. moone moon -- ban ki calling mandela -- flags are flying at half mast. in death as in life, he has inspired global unity in honoring his passing. an influx of international tributes. u.s. president barack obama says his entry into politics began with anti-apartheid rallies at universities. he wrote in "the guardian" of having watched nelson mandela over the years with admiration and humility. >> i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> political activists who went leaders say nelson mandela inspired them to become leaders and overcome oppression. >> he understood nobody should be penalized for the color of their skin or the circumstances in which they were born. he understood we could change the world. , also winnerlama of the nobel peace prize, says he has lost a dear friend. tribute we "the best can pay to him is to honor his oneness of humanity and with peace and reconciliation as he did." preparations began friday for the liberation hero's state funeral. mandela's p
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